December 2012 Training Stats

January 4, 2013 — 2 Comments

December…where didst thou go?

This was a pretty tough month on the home front, but still a solid month of training and the milestone of my first FULL MARATHON! Training consisted of a mix of road running (36%), trail running (28%), and cycling sessions (36%.) My job shut down for the holidays, so I took advantage of that to squeeze in some additional trail runs and cycling.

As far as new equipment, I bought some winter-weather running tights, some fenders for my bike, and added SaltStick to my pre/mid-race routine (after learning the hard way during the marathon.) I went back & forth on buying a trainer for winter cycle training, but opted for the fenders – I may still splurge, but the fenders do work pretty good…

Anyway, here are the stats for the month that was December 2012:



  • Total: 144.3 [-27.24 from November]
  • Shortest run: 2.45 [-.09 from November]
  • Longest run: 26.29 [+6.22 from November]
  • YTD: 1771.68


  • Overall Avg: 8:44 [+:26 from November]
  • Slowest Avg: 11:46 [+3:03 from November]
  • Fastest Avg: 8:02 [+:23 from November]
  • YTD Avg: 8:51

Total Running Time:

  • 23.78 hours or 1,280 minutes [-2:45 from November]
  • YTD: 262.81 hours or 15,758.87 minutes



  • 82.9 miles [+24.88 from November]
  • YTD: 439.99


  • Avg. of 15.9 mph [+0.1 from November]
  • YTD Avg: 14.7 mph

Total Cycling Time:

  • 5.23 hours or 314 minutes [+1:33:00 from November]
  • YTD: 29.39 hours or 1763 minutes

Training Program(s):

  • Finished the 18-week training program for the Honolulu Marathon that I’d been following – though I retitled it ZombieRunner Bay Trail toward the end.
  • On December 24, I started my next 18-week program for the Big Sur Marathon on April 28th.  The program is basically Hal Higdon’s Intermediate 2 Marathon Training Guide with customization for planned travel and home life (I followed the Intermediate 1 plan for Honolulu.) Pacing for my plan is calculated using my half marathon PR, the McMillan Running Calculator, and selecting a pace in the middle of the resulting “Optimal Training Paces” for the various workouts. On the plan, Monday is a 60 to 80-minute cycling session to add some cross training.

Caloric Stats:

  • Consumed: 105,979 [-442 from October]
  • Burned: 20,857 [-2,303 from October]
  • YTD: C: 1,178,157/ B: 224,643

Races Completed:

  • 12/15: ZombieRunner Bay Trail Marathon [report]
  • 12/29: Brazen New Year’s Eve Half Marathon [report]
  • YTD Race Count: 21
    • 5k: 1
    • 10k: 2
    • Half Marathon: 9
    • Marathon: 1
    • Other: 8


Training Journal – 1/4/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W2/D5
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 5.52 @ 8:26. First day back after taking 2 off…I was a bit stiff, but it felt good!

2 responses to December 2012 Training Stats


    awesome stats! well done 🙂

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